Fayetteville Life

Relaxed restrictions may mean more fans in the stands.

By Earl Vaughan Jr. The Patriot Athletic Conference and Sandhills Athletic Conference have announced their all-conference boys’ soccer teams for the 2021 season. In the Patriot Conference, Evan Isenbarger Jr. of Terry Sanford was named the top offensive player while Christian Pferlage of Pine Forest was picked as the top defensive player. Terry Sanford coach […]

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Terry Sanford’s girls soccer team will rely on stingy defense

By Earl Vaughan Jr. Terry Sanford girls’ soccer coach Jared Kaiser is finding there are some advantages to being one of the last sports to be allowed back on the field after being shut down abruptly by COVID-19 at the start of the 2020 season. “We’ve got some kids that have been able to participate […]

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Bill Kirby Jr.: Residents Still Fighting Halfway House Proposal

Say hello to folks like George Turner, Rafael Rivera and Bobby Grantham.             They just want to live peacefully in their neighborhoods near Cain Road, the same Cain Road off Bragg Boulevard and where a proposal for a halfway house for federal inmates is afoot in this city under the banner of Dismas Charities, circa […]

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Deano Vino: The Voyage is Worth the Trip

This voyage is certainly worth the trip   My wife and I were running errands Saturday when she noticed that a new business had opened despite all the pandemic closings we’ve had. It was our area’s first-ever cheese store, Euphoric Cheese Shop, solely dedicated to high-end popular artesian cheeses and cheese paraphernalia and snacks. So […]

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Earl Pearls 3/19

By Earl Vaughan Jr.   Athletes and coaches aren’t the only ones having to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic as high school sports resume across North Carolina. Officials like Tony Haire, who has called high school football for 24 years for the Southeastern Athletic Officials Association, are also coping with protocols and doing everything they […]

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As softball season begins, Gray’s Creek and Jack Britt are the teams to beat

By Earl Vaughan Jr.   It’s been just over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic brought high school softball season to an early end for the Cumberland County Schools. As competition officially resumed earlier this week, two of the schools with recent success, Gray’s Creek and Jack Britt, are finding their way back to top […]

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Back to school; Jill Patrick recognized

By: Kim Hasty   Fayetteville’s Jill Patrick was recognized Saturday with The President’s Gold Volunteer Service Award during a luncheon at Prima Elements. Patrick was recognized for her more than 1,000 hours helping children and adults in our community. A military veteran, art teacher, blogger and author of the children’s book, “Chevy the Perfect Pet,” […]

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Health Pandemic Recovery One Vaccine At A Time

Mike Nagowski delivered a heartfelt virtual video message on March 11, marking the one-year anniversary of the global COVID-19 health pandemic, and it was replete with promising news and gratitude.             “This March 11 marks the anniversary of the health pandemic,” the chief executive officer for Cape Fear Valley Health said, “and we are on […]

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Wine + Savory Beef Short Ribs

  Saturday in East Tennessee was cool and had me hankering for some French-style braised beef short ribs. This is an easy dish to cook but takes a little time to make. It features a very rich wine and beef broth with onions, peppers, garlic and mini round potatoes. The short ribs are seared and […]

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This shepherd’s pie recipe makes a delicious St. Patrick’s Day main dish

By: Deano Vino In honor of St. Patrick’s Day Wednesday, our resident food-wine connoisseur, Deano Vino, shares one of his go-to recipes for the traditional shepherd’s pie.   “I have several different recipes that I use,” he said. “I have made this particular recipe several times with great success.   “Shepherd’s pie is not shepherd’s pie unless […]

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Applications open for student scholarships through Cumberland Community Foundation

Fayetteville author Leslie Miklosy’s most recent book, “Out of my Mind: Quotations that Delight, Dazzle and Confound,” is a compilation of quotations from his previous books. Miklosy  was profiled on a recent segment of WRAL-TV’s “Tar Heel Traveler” with Scott Mason, in which he also relayed the story of how his parents were forced to […]

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Deano Vino: Firing up the grill and opening a bottle of red

Saturday was my first attempt of the season to clean and start up my old Weber charcoal grill. We picked up some ribeyes and pork chops at Sam’s Club. I added some big old baking potatoes and made an “Everybody in the Pool” Garden Salad. Grabbed a premade platter of sliced cheese and we were […]

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Earl’s Pearls 3/5

DON’T MISS THE FIRST EPISODE OF CITYVIEW’S NEW PODCAST, FASCINATING FAYETTEVILLE WITH EARL VAUGHAN JR.! LISTEN HERE By Earl Vaughan Jr.  Fayetteville Sports Club Hall of Fame announces Class of 2021 Even a global pandemic couldn’t keep the Fayetteville Sports Club Hall of Fame from adding to its membership in 2021. Unfortunately, it won’t be […]

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Friday night football broadcasts set to resume

By Earl Vaughan Jr.   As they say in show business, the show must go on. Terry Sanford High School football play-by-play announcer Trey Edge is taking that phrase to heart as the Bulldogs join other North Carolina public schools with the start of a pandemic-delayed season that kicked off last Friday. For at least […]

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Thank you for caring: Women organize food pantry donations for FTCC

By: Kim Hasty More than 60 donors, representing local chapters of two African-American women’s service groups – the Fayetteville Chapter of The Links, Inc., and the Gamma Upsilon Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., participated in a special drive-through parade at Fayetteville Technical Community College in which participants donated food and household necessities to […]

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5 for Friday, a Proud Grandma and Gentle Memories

  Litter is an eyesore, which is why the City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County Solid Waste are teaming with Sustainable Sandhills in the 5 for Friday clean-up effort that kicked off on Feb. 26. “We encourage residents to post their litter pickups on social media and use the hashtags #5forFriday and #StantheCan to help […]

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Deano Vino: Filet & Barolo

  This Italian wine takes a filet to another level. Well, tonight I had the urge to cook a steak, so I pan-seared a 12-ounce beef filet. I finished it in the oven with a black garlic shoyu sauce. I put together a shiitake mushroom onion gravy. With pan-roasted Brussels sprouts, radishes and Vidalia onion […]

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For The Coffee Scene inside the Prince Charles Hotel, the wait is over

Victoria Stout has grown accustomed to people peeking in to check on the progress of The Coffee Scene’s new location inside the renovated Prince Charles Hotel in downtown Fayetteville. But now the wait is over. Two years and a global pandemic after the announcement in January 2019 that the shop would be coming, The Coffee […]

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Good Reads: Of the Women, By the Women, For the Women

By: Diane Parfitt March is Women’s History Month. What better way to celebrate women than to recognize books about women, by women and those especially appealing to women? This may not seem unusual now, but during the 18th and 19th centuries, most authors were male. Female authors were uncommon and often used a male pseudonym […]

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Fascinating Fayetteville: Fairy Gardens are Roaring in Popularity

By: Kim Hasty Photography by: Cindy Burnham The fairy garden workshops are Green Side Up’s most popular offering. For $25 guests receive a pot, soil, three plants and discounts for all the little accessories they wish to purchase. Madi Fulkerson lulls us into a fascinated trance as she works with the meticulous skill of an artist. […]

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